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Angus Roxburgh at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival: Moscow Calling
22 October 2017
Former BBC and Sunday Times Moscow correspondent Angus Roxburgh looks at the legacy of communism and Russia’s place in the world today. He introduces his new book, Moscow Calling, a memoir of 45 years’ studying and working in Russia – a quirky, beautiful, tumultuous world...
Stuart Cosgrove at Waterstones Byres Road, Glasgow: Memphis 68
25 October 2017
On Wednesday 25th Ocotber we will be having the amazing Stuart Cosgrove in store to talk about his latest book 'Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul'. In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis...
Jan Patience and Louise Wyllie at Faclan Book Festival: Arrivals and Sailings,
26 October 2017
The Making of George Wyllie  has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, and arts journalist Jan Patience. Containing never-before-seen images and fresh insight into his influences and early life, this book seeks to answer questions about the forces which shaped...
Stuart Cosgrove at AK Bell Soutar Theatre, Perth: Memphis 68
26 October 2017
Perth native Stuart Cosgrove comes to AK Bell Library Stuart Cosgrove’s love of music is painted vividly throughout the pages of his new novel  Memphis 68 . Join him on the journey of Southern Soul, the soundtrack to the civil rights movement, as he chats Otis Redding...
Chris Fleet at Faclan Book Festival: Scotland: Mapping the Islands
28 October 2017
Christopher Fleet is Senior Map Curator in the National Library of Scotland with particular responsibilities for digital mapping. As miniature worlds, beautiful locations and homes to communities seemingly distant from the stresses of modern life, Scotland’s many islands have an...
Eilidh Muldoon at Faclan Book Festival: The Hebridean Colouring Book
28 October 2017
A magical book-making session that takes you on a colouring-in journey around the islands. Learn how to create your own foldout concertina book full of drawings and colourful pictures. (Martin's Memorial Hall)  The Hebrides contain some of...
Alan McKirdy at Tarbert Book Festival: Landscapes in Stone
28 October 2017
Alan McKirdy has written many popular books and book chapters on geology and related topics and has helped to promote the study of environmental geology in Scotland.   His other books with Birlinn include 'Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland' and 'Land of...
Charles Withers at Tarbert Book Festival: Scotland Mapping the Islands
28 October 2017
  Islands don't produce maps - maps produce islands.   This illustrated talk will reveal how - and when - Scotland's islands first appeared on maps and how maps have helped 'shape' islands as parts of Scotland's geography,...
Paul Murton at Tarbert Book Festival: The Hebrides
28 October 2017
BBC Grand Tours presenter Paul Murton has spent half a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands of the world - the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of Scotland's rugged West Coast and sailed to over 80 islands. Join him as he shares his stories from the lush...
Charles E McGarry and Lisa Tuttle at Tarbert Book Festival: The Ghost of Helen Addison
29 October 2017
At 11.30am  Charles E McGarry  will speak about  'The Ghost of Helen Addison' , the first in the Leo Moral series of detective fiction.   Leo is not your average private detective.   An avowed connoisseur, he at times has more unsettling concerns:...